Daphne J. Y. Mew

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We have found 16 of 28 small cell lung cancers, 17 of 31 non-small cell lung cancers, 2 of 3 carcinoids, and 12 of 14 mesotheliomas that had chromosome 22 cytogenetic abnormalities. To determine whether the neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) gene located on chromosome 22 participates in the oncogenesis of these malignancies, we studied DNAs from lung cancer(More)
Mesotheliomas are pleural, pericardial, or peritoneal neoplasms frequently associated with asbestos exposure, and it is estimated that over the next twenty years up to 80,000 new cases are expected in the USA alone. We found simian virus 40-like DNA sequences in 29 of 48 mesotheliomas studied (60%) and demonstrated simian virus large-T antigen expression in(More)
We found that simian virus 40 (SV40) induces mesotheliomas in hamsters1 and that 60% of human mesotheiiomas contain and express SV40 sequences2, results now confirmed by others [ref. 3–5, and presentations by D. Griffiths & R. Weiss, F. Galateau-SallÈ, and H.I.P. at “Simian virus 40: A possible human polyoma virus,” NIH workshop, 27–28 January 1997,(More)
We investigated the structure and the expression of various oncogenes in three of the most common human bone tumors-osteosarcoma (36 samples from 34 patients), giant cell tumor (10 patients), and chondrosarcoma (18 patients)-in an attempt to identify the genetic alterations associated with these malignancies. Alterations of RB and p53 were detected only in(More)
The term "photoimmunotherapy" describes an anti-cancer treatment that combines the phototoxic effects of chemical such as hematoporphyrin and the target-seeking ability of antibodies. Hematoporphyrin was chemically coupled to monoclonal antibodies directed to the DBA/2J myosarcoma M-1. Administration of anti-M-1-hematoporphyrin conjugates i.v. to M-1(More)
This report characterizes nine new cell lines derived from patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. The lines were initiated between July 1990 and July 1992 from solid tumors (5 lines) or effusions (4 lines) and had proliferated for a period of at least 2 months without senescence. They were characterized by cell size, doubling time,(More)
We evaluated the effect of antisense insulin-like growth factor (IGF) receptor transcripts on the proliferation and tumorigenicity in an SV40-induced, immunocompetent hamster mesothelioma model (H9A). Expression of IGF-1 and IGF-1 receptor (IGF-1R) genes was identified from H9A RNA using reverse transcription-PCR and Northern analysis. H9A cells were(More)
BACKGROUND A phase I trial was initiated to define the feasibility and safety of single-lung isolation perfusion with tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interferon-gamma, and moderate hyperthermia for patients with unresectable pulmonary metastases. METHODS Twenty patients with lung metastases (Ewing's, 2; sarcoma, 8; melanoma, 6; other, 4) were considered for(More)
A variety of cell lines have been prepared by fusion of the murine WEH1 3B cell line with peripheral blood leukocytes from a patient with chronic granulocytic leukemia. Fusion products were selected for their ability to produce a leukemia-associated antigen (CAMAL) previously described. One such line which originally produced CAMAL subsequently lost this(More)
The anti-tumour effects of the sesquiterpene lactone, parthenin was studied both in vivo and in vitro. Parthenin showed marked cytotoxic activity to P815 mastocytoma, L1210 leukemia, and M-1 rhabdomyosarcoma cells in vitro. In vivo studies showed intraperitoneal drug administration could either cure mice or increase their survival time after intraperitoneal(More)